Security Message for Council 14 - 8/5/19
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Security Message for Council 14 - 8/5/19

 

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August 5, 2019
This is a short update to tell you that ALPA leadership has been in contact with the Company over the security situation in Hong Kong. Requests for updates to the pilots and their families have been heard, but have not yet been acted on. We will continue to press for information from the Company.
With the ever-growing possibility of the Chinese military being present on the border, we have asked that there be a temporary stop to ground transportation between HKG and CAN. Until that is implemented, consider deviating via air and avoiding border-crossings via ground transport.
In the meantime, lacking any substantial information from the Company on plans to evacuate and ensure the safety of the pilots and families in theater, we recommend that you develop personal strategies for your own security. Consideration should be given to either shelter in place or move to more secure locations in theater with friends should conditions worsen. You should not count on internet, landlines or cell phone communications being available. Consider stocking up on food and water. 
If you need to go to the US Consulate the address is:
U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau
26 Garden Road
Central, Hong Kong
Phone: (852)2523-9011
Fax: (852( 2845-1598
Websites to monitor if able:
State Dept. Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) Travel Advisories
https://www.osac.gov/Content/Browse/Report?subContentTypes=Alerts%2CTravel%20Advisories
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